As Fashion Month draws to a close, who better to interview for our creator spotlight this week than @decadendz, a fashion icon in the making.

He's been at the heart of the London Fashion week,  busy hosting our NEWGEN livestreams alongside @Tyreeceinheels, showcasing the very best of the NEWGEN 2022/23 designers.

Beyond his hosting duties, Dendzi is a source of style inspiration for any budding fashionista to find new trends and build on their own style - From Dendzi's take on thrift to his passion for luxury, Dendzi shows us that fashion really is for everyone.

Whether it's sharing OOTD looks or his first Pride , there's no denying his unique sense of style, and we have serious wardrobe envy!

Ever imagined how interns at contemporary fashion houses would dress for their first day? Look no further! From Maison Margiela to Vivienne Westwood, his takes will leave you inspired and ready to take on the catwalk or the office!

We sat down with @decadendz to chat about everything London Fashion week, and what he most looks forward this Fashion Month on TikTok.

Firstly, tell us what Fashion Month means to you?

Quite honestly Fashion Month is all about seeing what will become an essential and become the new ‘normal’ in our wardrobes. Will it be denim manipulation, or a deconstructed basic? It's also about seeing how styles change in this transitional season. I think with the early 2000s revival (which is not my favourite period) a lot of people want to showcase their bodies and skin more, so it'll be interesting to see how this will be affected by the temperature drop.

What is your favourite thing about fashion on TikTok?

My favourite thing about the fashion on TikTok is the playfulness that people have there. I say playfulness not as a way to belittle the act of dressing or styling but as a way to celebrate the fun and creativity of a range of people. From video edits, to the songs by independent artists we use in our videos, it's truly a hub for creativity and it really inspires me to keep thinking and innovating. I also think that seeing street styles from all over the world really changes your way of thinking, which is great.

What first inspired you to create on TikTok?

I just felt that there were other people out there that wanted to stand out in the crowd and wondered how do I attract them? I’ve had many arguments with my family, mainly my mother as to my dressing which she (lovingly) disapproves of at times. This is because she dresses to blend in, being from a predominantly white country being black or POC you tend to stand out, so her mentality is ‘if I already stand out why bring more attention to oneself’. However, I see it as ‘I know you’re looking so let me give you something to watch and remember’. I wanted to inspire other creative thinkers who find peace in images, stories, sound – essentially the drama and beauty in reworking the mundane. I wanted people to feel and explore the dimensions of who they are through style and fashion. It’s for the people who want to stand out. It’s also a sort of universe where I can slip in and out of.

What is your favourite recent challenge or trend on TikTok?

I’m not sure if this is a trend, but I’ve loved seeing videos of everyday acts of kindness. I think that TikTok being such a global application enables us to connect. It may be through the subculture of fashion, but as the initial link, I think, is our humanity. I’ve made a folder entitled ‘Humans being cute’ and there are videos of people dancing in the streets for no particular reason, grandparents playing with their grandkids, friends from different nationalities trying each other’s national dishes, or whole beach collectively cheering a toddler’s first jump off a three metre diving board. There’s even a sound that says ‘If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around’. That's what I think has been my favourite ‘trend’ is the celebration of our humanity and collectivism which life offline tends to make it hard to remember.

What is your goal on TikTok?

My goal is, has, and will continue to be to inspire. I truly think that we need creativity to survive, to innovate and not live in a world on or offline that is bleak. Fashion can do a lot, and for me it’s allowed me to be seen in the way that I wish, dictating my visibility, and impact others and their notion of what and how they can present. I would love to reach more people, I would love to develop my artistry online and really tap into my editorial visions. I think fashion permeates our lives and certainly does mine. So my goal is to offer my audience something of value, that goes beyond blue jeans and a T-shirt.

What other fashionistas are on your TikTok For You feed?

I have a range of creators I see because I take inspiration from different decades, both past and future ones. I’m currently obsessing over the ones who manage to blend play, fun, elegance, sportiness and don’t necessarily put themselves in a box. I appreciate those who’ve created a universe for themselves. Here are the fashionistas: @vitaminb12_ , @laravioletta_, @Megamindmaeve, @ibuyhorse2.0, @hdnsnotarnd, @m0_space, @beautyspock, @samuelthiex and @evelilycp.

What is your favourite TikTok you have made to date and why?

I think my favourite TikTok has to be my most recent TikTok. It’s because I try to give something new to my audience with every new post. Having the intention to promote second hand purchasing, slow consumption, and smart luxury investment, re-thinking ways of wearing the same items becomes an exciting challenge. Not only am I showing my take on manipulating designers' house codes, but I’m also highlighting and exposing designers I resonate with to people who may never have heard of them. With a relatively limited wardrobe at that.

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